The stalwart correspondent is still on trial in the final days of his cancer battle, CNN’s CEO said. Award-winning CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin died Saturday after a long battle with cancer, the network announced. “Drew’s death is a devastating loss for CNN and our entire profession,” CNN CEO Chris Licht said in a note to staff.
“A highly acclaimed investigative journalist, Drew’s work has had a tremendous impact. And in every way reflects the mission of this organization.” “His work ethic is unmatched,” Licht added. “He spent long hours documenting and working on the phone. Even as he battled cancer, he refused to give up on the reporting that was so important to him and remained on the investigation until the day he died. Colleagues will remember the journalist.
A generous and kind professional, he cared deeply about his team and, according to CNN, was a young Always willing to give advice to reporters. He kept his cancer battle a secret from his colleagues. Griffin worked on CNN’s investigative team for nearly two decades there. His influential investigations included the high number of sexual assault allegations against Uber drivers, fraud claims against Trump University, and a California state drug rehab.
The program included his deep dives into financial malfeasance. The veteran journalist also made memorable forays into breaking news coverage on the ground in New York after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2017, while reporting on Hurricane Harvey, he was drowning. Rescued a man from a pickup truck. Lives in the air.
His reporting has received several prestigious journalism awards, including an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, and an Edward R. Murrow Award. In an on-air look-back at Griffin’s career, CNN’s Anderson Cooper highlights some of the journalist’s solid reporting on business, politics, the environment, and more, and the real-world changes that have influenced his work.
“His interviews were irresistible, and he gave a voice to the voiceless,” Cooper said. “Drew is a great storyteller dedicated to seeking the truth and being powerfully accountable.” “Drew won many of journalism’s biggest awards, but that didn’t motivate him. He cared about people and how they were affected. The veteran journalist also made memorable efforts in breaking news coverage.
He was on the ground in New York after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2017, While reporting on Hurricane Harvey, he rescued an aerialist from a sinking pickup truck. His reporting earned him several prestigious journalism awards, including an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, and an Edward R. Murrow Award. He gave a voice to the bored and voiceless,” Cooper said. A great storyteller.”
“Drew has won many of journalism’s biggest awards, but that doesn’t motivate him. He thought well of the people and how they were affected.